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11 minutes ago, Pennant St Dee said:

Workrate will be a big plus and good for others in the playing group to see.

I thought he was good today in the conditions which didn't allow for quality disposal.

I'm seeing a fair bit of flexibility in him, Pedersens replacement, hard working link up player

Agree, handy 3rd forward or back that can also play through the wing. 

CHB would suit him IMO. 

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1 hour ago, Redleg said:

Not many blokes leave after playing in a GF. Wonder if Giants will resign him now.

Will he play though? He came in this week and 3 will have to go out if Greene, Whitfield and Coniglio play.

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36 minutes ago, Ithinkimgawnalever said:

They won't win

They weren't supposed to win last night either. Once you're there, anything  can happen

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Less injury prone and an upgrade on players we’ve already and probably going to delist. Additionally, we don’t have to trade for him. 

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1 hour ago, Ithinkimgawnalever said:

They won't win

Pies thought that, until they did.

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Well if they win, they'll take displace us as the most recent team to win a grand final from 6th (in 1900).

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26 years old and a restricted free agent.  Drafted in 2011 so 8 years on the GWS list by trading time.

Approximately half our list isn't up to it (or unproven) and if our only cost is salary cap space then we acquire him if he wants to come to us. 

We can get 5-6 years of football out of the bloke and we get to add another decent player to the list.  Do it times 3 if other restricted free agents are available.  Why stop at one?  Our list needs an injection of talent. 

Think of Tomlinson as replacing a player who we're going to delist anyway.  It's a no-brainer really.

 

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On 9/21/2019 at 9:18 PM, DeeSpencer said:

A couple of his kicks were ok but he was let down by team mates not attacking the ball. He would've hit Cameron on the [censored] but he eased up and tried to chest mark it.

I'm more worried that he's just going to struggle to crash in for the ball and jump up and tackle, chase etc at his size on the wing than I am about his disposal.

Put up a very honest effort in the ruck.

As long as he's a utility getting paid towards the bottom of the 22 I'm happy to have him. If we're expecting more we're going to be disappointed.

And that's the issue. He will be paid very well.

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It Tomlinson lands here, Preuss must be traded.

 

Preuss and Melbourne would both be crazy if Preuss is in the red and blue next year anyway.  Good solid no.1 ruckman for Geelong or GWS, but a liability forward.

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17 minutes ago, TGR said:

It Tomlinson lands here, Preuss must be traded.

Preuss and Melbourne would both be crazy if Preuss is in the red and blue next year anyway.  Good solid no.1 ruckman for Geelong or GWS, but a liability forward.

great, and then we'd have austin bradtke as our secondary ruck option...

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26 minutes ago, whatwhatsaywhat said:

great, and then we'd have austin bradtke as our secondary ruck option...

Plus from my understanding, he enjoys training with Maxy. I think our press release around him last year was a bit of a faux pas in that we've actually got him to not only be a back up if Maxy goes down but to also eventually take over in a couple of years when Maxy's output may decline and Preuss is in his prime.

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1 hour ago, TGR said:

It Tomlinson lands here, Preuss must be traded.

 

Preuss and Melbourne would both be crazy if Preuss is in the red and blue next year anyway.  Good solid no.1 ruckman for Geelong or GWS, but a liability forward.

Rubbish.

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4 minutes ago, Moonshadow said:

Rubbish.

Agree.

Most sides have 2-3 ruckman on the list.

We have 2 and a developing 3rd. By the time Bradtke is ready, if he gets there,  Max will be in his 30's.

Tomlinson is not a ruckman, he is a swingman. 

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3 hours ago, TGR said:

It Tomlinson lands here, Preuss must be traded.

 

Preuss and Melbourne would both be crazy if Preuss is in the red and blue next year anyway.  Good solid no.1 ruckman for Geelong or GWS, but a liability forward.

Come on mate, there’s only one Titus O’Reilly.

49 minutes ago, america de cali said:

And Joel Hamling from Bulldogs to Fremantle.

And Hamling only slipped into the side after injuries to others, much like Tomlinson.

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12 hours ago, Macca said:

26 years old and a restricted free agent.  Drafted in 2011 so 8 years on the GWS list by trading time.

Approximately half our list isn't up to it (or unproven) and if our only cost is salary cap space then we acquire him if he wants to come to us. 

We can get 5-6 years of football out of the bloke and we get to add another decent player to the list.  Do it times 3 if other restricted free agents are available.  Why stop at one?  Our list needs an injection of talent. 

Think of Tomlinson as replacing a player who we're going to delist anyway.  It's a no-brainer really.

 

Happy with that.....even better if we delisted O-Mac in the process

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3 hours ago, TGR said:

It Tomlinson lands here, Preuss must be traded.

 

Preuss and Melbourne would both be crazy if Preuss is in the red and blue next year anyway.  Good solid no.1 ruckman for Geelong or GWS, but a liability forward.

O-Mac TGR.  Tomlinson as a swingman can handle that role (couldn't be any worse) with aplomb in comparison if we get desperate through injury.

Pruess is still handy in thr ruck if Max is having a break for a week or so.  A great 'managed' go to for Max especially late into a long season.

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4 minutes ago, Mach5 said:

Come on mate, there’s only one Titus O’Reilly.

And Hamling only slipped into the side after injuries to others, much like Tomlinson.

Tomlinson played a total of 80 out of 81 games before finals. Not sure someone could have slipped into the side if they've been there for all of 3 seasons...

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5 minutes ago, AshleyH30 said:

Tomlinson played a total of 80 out of 81 games before finals. Not sure someone could have slipped into the side if they've been there for all of 3 seasons...

I didn’t mean it in a negative way, I’m a fan. But he was out of the 22 until injuries arrived. Moreso mentioning it as a reason why he would be looking at his options and whether staying would be in his best interests, flag or otherwise.

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Tomlinson is better than our bottom 6-8 in the best 22 we have at the moment i think, therefor,e if you can make that group stronger you do it. 

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